On Saturday, October 14, 2017 around 2044 hours, Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to the area of Crosstown/ Vine for reports of multiple vehicles being stranded in water on the roadway due to vast flooding in the area. While checking the intersection, officers located 6 vehicles in the immediate area that had been overcome by water and were no longer drivable. One vehicle had been enroute to Bronson Hospital when it became surrounded by flood water. The vehicle’s two passengers were assisted from the vehicle and transported to Bronson Hospital. Two adults and six children were extricated from a second vehicle that was semi-submerged in flood waters. No injuries were reported. The stranded vehicles are being left on scene until water recedes and they can be safely removed.
Public Safety reminds motorists that several roadways in Kalamazoo are closed due to flooding. It is imperative that motorists do not drive around “Road Closed” signs or barricades. If you come upon a flooded street, take an alternate route.
Public Safety encourages anyone with information regarding criminal activity to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100.
By authority of: Lt Danielle Guilds
Date: October 15, 2017
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy, Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Vernon Coakley, Kalamazoo Operations Division, 269-337-8142